Sheriff Robert S. Walton

Sheriff Robert S. Walton

Minidoka County Sheriff's Office, Idaho

End of Watch Thursday, March 8, 1934

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Robert S. Walton

Sheriff Robert Walton was shot and killed while investigating a domestic disturbance.

The suspect shot Sheriff Walton in the chest as the sheriff approached the door. The man then murdered his brother-in-law and wounded his mother.

The suspect was apprehended and committed suicide in his jail cell.

Sheriff Walton had served as the Sheriff of the Minidoka County Sheriff's Office for three years and had previously served as a deputy. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide


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Sheriff Walton,
I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Minidoka County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 9, 2024

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